In 1993 -- a decade ahead of its time -- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine began with an eerily prophetic and untold back story: the controversial military occupation of an alien world, and the violent insurgency that fought against it. Now that full shattering saga of warring ideologies, national security, terrorism, greed, secret intelligence, moral compromise and embattled faith is given its due in the epic Terok Nor trilogy. In Day of the Vipers what starts as a benign visitation to the bountiful planet Bajor from the resource-poor Cardassian Union soon becomes a conflict of competing national interests. Seen though the eyes of participants on both sides -- among them an ambitious young Cardassian officer named Skrain Dukat -- the personal, political, and religious struggles between the two peoples quickly spiral out of control, shaping the futures of both heroes and villains in an unforgettable, emotionally wrought and action-packed tale of tragedy and hope.
James Swallow: James Swallow's stories from the dark worlds of Warhammer 40,000 include the Horus Heresy novel The Flight of the Eisenstein, Faith & Fire, the Blood Angels Omnibus and Red Fury, as well as short fiction for Inferno! and What Price Victory. He also wrote the script for the audio book Heart of Rage, also featuring the Blood Angels. Swallow's other credits include writing for Star Trek Voyager, scripts for videogames and audio dramas. He lives in London, and is currently working on his next book.